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PotterCast: The Harry Potter fandom podcast (Est. 2005) Mischief Media

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    • 3.7 • 71 Ratings

Join PotterCast in a continuing adventure through J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. For eleven years PotterCast has remained your trusted source for discussion, celebration, and interviews with creators and actors from the Harry Potter Universe.

    15.6: 15 Years!

    15.6: 15 Years!

    It's our 15-year PotterCast anniversary! WHAT!? This is our live show that we did to celebrate, the video of which you can access at fb.com/pottercast. In this episode, we do some nostalgia, we do some mailbags, we do some Q&A, we play some Quiplash, and we reflect on the magic of the past and the promise of the future.
    Here are ways to support the show!
    Join our patreon! patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!
    You can also buy PotterCast-related merch at mischiefmerch.com!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    15.5: Unsafe Waters

    15.5: Unsafe Waters

    In this episode, Frak, John, and Melissa do what they had not yet done together as hosts and friends: discuss and unpack J.K. Rowling's harmful rhetoric regarding transgender people. We strongly encourage you to listen to 15.2: Sorting It Out, the episode we released right after her tweet in December, for information and facts on why what she is doing is so difficult to parse. 
    Here is a link to the twitter thread we referenced debunking JKR’s statements:
    https://twitter.com/carter_andrewj/status/1270787941275762689?s=21
    We also touch on the future of the show, and the state of things in the pool. (You'll get it when you listen.)  PotterCast is hoping to recommit to what it did much more in the early days when we didn't all have other jobs: highlighting a wider expanse of fandom, creation, and fun. We appreciate your patience!
    In the Drums(tm) we detail our latest videogaming habits!
    Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!

    • 47 min
    15.4 Live with your Qs from Quarantine

    15.4 Live with your Qs from Quarantine

    We asked what you wanted us to talk about, and here are the results, yet more Potter silliness while we're all in lockdown!
    Reminders!
    CHECK OUT OUR MERCH, omg it's so good. http://mischiefmerch.com
    Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!

    • 56 min
    15.3: Yanni vs Laurel, the Social Distancing Edition

    15.3: Yanni vs Laurel, the Social Distancing Edition

    We are isolating together for this freewheeling hour of silliness where we take your Harry Potter questions and have some fun.
    ALSO, SOME NEWS: Now there are TWO Patreons: One for just PotterCast, one for Roll 9 3/4 and all the other Mischief Media shows. BOTH get you access to our discord, where there are Harry Potter, gaming, television, movies. cooking, crafting, and a ton of other amazing conversations happening. PLUS lots of amazing bonus content updated weekly.
    PotterCast's Patreon
    Mischief Media Patreon
    Also visit Mischief Merch!  We have so much cool swag there.
    Also, there is a LOT of content to entertain you on your quarantine on the Mischief twitch channel — and there will be PotterCast streaming there soon. Watch the hashtag #MischiefFromHome for more!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    15.2: Sorting It Out: J.K. Rowling, transphobia, and what just happened to our community (with Jackson Bird)

    15.2: Sorting It Out: J.K. Rowling, transphobia, and what just happened to our community (with Jackson Bird)

    Welcome to a very special episode of PotterCast!
    This week, J.K. Rowling angered and saddened many fans when she came out in support of a woman whose company had not renewed her employment contract because she refused to recognize the legally protected rights of trans people. In coming back from a months-long Twitter hiatus, J.K. Rowling mischaracterized the facts of the case in support of a dangerous and unscientific movement that invalidates the trans experience, and in doing so flies in the face of medical consensus worldwide.
    Her comments also confused a lot of fans who are not fully familiar with the issues at stake, or cannot understand how someone whose book series is so vehemently about tolerance can express support for a woman whose views invalidate so many people's existences. That's why in this episode, we are going over it all.
    Jackson Bird, longtime friend of the podcast and of Leaky, as well as author, trans activist and educator, and expert Waffler, joins us to explain and process what this means for Harry Potter fans. We discuss:
    What actually happened What J.K. Rowling said versus what happened to the woman in question, Maya Forstater Why many fans saw this coming What to do now that the creator of the series we love so dearly has taken this stance How to support trans and non-binary communities How we as fans are feeling about all of this What to do now, especially since we still love this community We hope you'll listen and share. Here are some helpful resources, including things we mention in the show:
    Jack's book! SORTED: Growing up, coming out, and finding my place A list of information from medical communities around the world validating that trans and non-binary people exist GLAAD's transgender media program has great resources, FAQs, ways to take action, and ways to learn Transstudent.org has more Information regarding sex and gender GONADS, the great series by RadioLab News articles regarding this incident:
    The Cut Vox (on British culture and the "gender critical" movement) The Mary Sue News articles regarding past incidents that have also upset the community:
    The Mary Sue on Johnny Depp and the Crimes of Grindelwald Past indicators that J.K. Rowling was following trans-exclusionary ideologies The Guardian on J.K. Rowling's writings on Native American cultulre "The Harry Potter Series Makes a Mess of Its Commentary on Racism" — The Mary Sue "Is Fantastic Beasts 2 Racist? Not Quite" — The Washington Post PotterCast and Leaky stand with our trans and non-binary friends and colleagues. 
    This episode is in the process of being transcribed. For more, see pottercast.com.
     

    • 59 min
    15.1: PotterCast Vs. MuggleCast LIVE from LeakyCon Boston 2019!

    15.1: PotterCast Vs. MuggleCast LIVE from LeakyCon Boston 2019!

    Check out our new naming system! It's Season 15, episode 1! 

     

    Featuring MuggleCast's Micah Tanenbuam and Eric Scull, as well as Louis Cordice (who played for MuggleCast) and Chris Rankin, who hosted!

     

    There are three games in this episode! We recommend putting yourself into the mode of a contestant as you listen to the first.
    Remember!
    Visit Mischief Merch to purchase this limited edition PotterCast: After All This Time shirt. Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! Check out our new sponsor, Shaker and Spoon

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Liz_neilsen66 ,

Love it - wish it was more regular and frequent!

This is always my go to podcast, I was so pleased when they got back into, I just wish it was a tiny bit more frequent!!

angelica.schuyler ,

Recommend it to Potterheads!!!!!

Beautiful!!!!I wish that you would post weekly/monthly!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

frumpybutsupersmart ,

Best HP podcast out there

I love this show so much, I’ve been listening since 2010. The hosts are so insightful and kind and I look forward to every episode because I know I’ll be laughing out loud on my drive home. Keep up the fantastic work, guys!!

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